Climbs 173
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 380m a.s.l
Faces SW

Sam Whittaker on Scoop de Grace, E5 7a/ highball font 7c, Running Hill Pits © Adam Long

Crag features

A collection of small (6 - 16m high) quarries in a high moorland setting offering good evening climbing. Well worth a visit. A mixture of fine steep cracks and 'blank' slabs, above grassy landings on good rock. Green and wet early in the year. Best routes are Plum Line (VS 4c), Weaver's Wall (E3 5b), Harvest Moon/Spannaer Wall (E3 6b) and Calamity Crack (E4 6a).

Approach notes

From Uppermill on the A670 (SE 998058) head NE along minor road to limited parking at 'crossroads' (SE 012067). Follow track ahead to the first quarry in 20 mins. Careful with dogs, please keep on lead.

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Guidebooks

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Over the Moors (2012)
On Peak Rock (2003)
Moorland Gritstone - Chew Valley (1988)

Out of print:
I went there today and the 8th and 7th quarry's lie behind a gate signed PRIVATE LAND. I accessed the 8th via Western Grit description i.e. over the fence at the (2nd) style so I'd unknowingly trespassed! Further to this: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/RAD/viewcrag.aspx?id=1004
jules699 - 07/May/13
hi matthew none of my friends have had any issues either but according to a friend the BMC have said its out of bounds cause of people camping and leaving litter about. They're trying to get an access officer to pursuade the farmer to let climbers continue using the quarrys. If i hear anything else ill post it up on here :).
ClimbingMonkee - 18/Apr/12
@climbingmonkee i've been climbing here for a couple of years ans i've never had any access issues or seen any landowners. has anyone else had any issues here?
Matthew reid - 17/Apr/12
i went up today for a few hours of climbing. I had just finished setting up when along came a farmer and gave me a load of grief for apparently tresspassing. I decided to pack up my gear before it went further just thought id warn you all its NOT worth the trouble!!!
ClimbingMonkee - 13/Apr/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  First Quarry
2 Spider Crack HVS 5c  
3 Nora Batty E1 6a * 6
4 Compo's Advance f6B+ * 2
5 Acarpous E2 5b 1
6 Maquis E1 5b * 25
7 Flush Pipe E1 5c 2
8 Gull-wing E2 5c * 7
9 Mimosa E2 5c 11
10 Have a little Hope. E5 6b/c * 3
11 Calamity Crack E4 6a *** 20
12 Gargantua E1 5b ** 14
13 Godzilla E3 6a 1
14 Kaptain Klepton E1 5c * 1
15 Mickey Thin E1 5b ** 27
16 It Only Takes Two to Tango E2 5b * 4
17 Tin Man E4 6b * 1
18 Flue Pipe E1 5c 1
  Second (Spanner) Quarry
20 Tighten Up Yer Nuts E4 6a * 9
21 Iguanodon E5 6b ** 6
22 The Nunkeys Ningers Start f7B * 1
23 Velociraptor VS 5a * 3
24 Folies Bergeres HS 4b 48
25 Lolita HS 4b 48
26 Harvest Moon E4 6b ** 12
27 The Connection E4 6b ** 9
28 Spanner Wall E2 5c *** 94
29 Spanner Eyes E4 6c * 1
30 Dead Dog Crack HS 4b * 113
31 Cave Crack VS 4b * 47
32 Midsummer S 4a 39
33 Hazy Groove VD 31
34 The Cracks S 4a 63
35 Breakdown HVS 5b 42
36 Leave My Nuts alone
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HVS 5a 2
37 Yorick's Crack E6 6c ** 1
38 Adrenaline Run E6 6a 1
39 Surgical Spirit E6 6b 1
40 Overhanging Chimney VS 4c 2
41 Sagittarius Flake E5 6b ** 28
42 Scoop de Grace E5 7a *** 2
43 Phaestus E4 5c ** 17
44 Windbreaker E2 5b ** 57
45 Cochybondhu E2 5c * 35
46 Kneepad HVS 5b 1
47 Elfin Edge f4+ 10
48 Crosstie VS 5a 24
49 The Mechanic E2 5c 1
50 Pipe Spanner E1 5c * 20
51 Pipe Inspector E3 5c 5
52 Groove-V Baby VS 4c * 54
53 Dusty Arete D * 44
54 Midgebite Express E2 6a  
55 Sardonicus
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HVS 5b  
56 William the Conkerer E1 5b  
57 Paradise Crack HS 4b 6
58 Cameo VS 4c 8
59 Riddler HVS 5a * 7
60 Pantagruel HVS 5a * 51
61 Mangled Digit E3 6a *** 69
Climb name Grade
62 Plumb Line VS 4c *** 280
63 Passport to the Pits E5 6b 1
64 Grot Groove VD 6
65 Liquor, Loose Women and Double Cross E5 6c ** 2
66 Sodom E1 5c * 110
67 Gomorrah E1 5b ** 150
68 Breakin' for a Bogey E6 6c *  
69 Cosmic Enforcer E2 5c * 5
70 Unctuous S 4c 49
71 Socket to Me * f7A * 1
  Third Quarry
73 Parallel Cracks HVD 10
74 The Arete HD 11
75 Fingers E2 5b  
76 Chrissy
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VD 7
77 Stella Night's Dream (aka Pygmy ArĂȘte) E1 5a * 1
78 Overhanging Crack
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E1 5b  
79 Jammer MVS 4b 4
80 The Wall
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VD 5
  Fourth (Back) Quarry
82 Left Back
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VS 4c 2
83 Talk Back
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VS 4c 1
84 Fall Back
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E1 5b *  
85 Crack Back
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HVS 5b  
86 English Wipeout
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E3 5b 2
87 String
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VS 4b 1
88 The Bow
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VS 4c 1
89 Combo
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VS 5a 1
90 Gnome Slabbe
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MVS 5a 1
91 Alas Poor Yorick
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VS 5a 1
92 Development
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E1 5b 1
93 Rain Stopped Play
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VS 4c 4
94 Presence
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E1 6a * 2
95 Yawnsville
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HVS 5c  
96 Diagonal Agony
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E2 6b  
97 Crimson Copulation
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E2 6a *  
98 For a Few Daggers More
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E2 6a * 2
  Fifth Quarry
100 Swing-up HS 4b 14
101 Yarn Spinner E4 6c 4
102 Weaver's Wall E3 5b ** 67
103 Weaver's Crack HS 4b * 60
104 Norah Batty S 4a 21
105 The Virgin VD 36
106 Cool Fool VS 4c 38
107 Kiss My Arm VS 4c 2
108 Hardy
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MVS 4c  
109 Flake Crack
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VS 4c 8
110 Flaky
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HS 4b 9
111 Get Rhythm Direct Start f7A+ * 2
112 Get Rhythm E5 6b * 3
113 Grotty Crack
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E1 5c 1
  Sixth (Pot Hole) Quarry
115 Reachy VS 5b 19
116 Bingo Bango E1 5b * 13
117 Intro Wall HS 4b * 85
118 Summary HVS 5b 31
119 Seconds VS 4c 26
120 Matthew's Crack V2 5c 6
121 Tower Chimney HVS 5a * 4
122 Central Tower
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E1 5a 2
Climb name Grade
123 P.C.1
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MVS 4c  
124 Parallax E3 6a 2
125 Sticky Fingers E1 5b 7
126 Widfa HVS 5a 2
127 Sunstroke Groove
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f6A+ 2
128 Sunstroke f5 * 15
129 Cosmo Smallpiece f6A+ * 6
130 Puffin HS 4b 13
131 Razorbill f6A 4
132 Delicate Wall HS 5a 15
133 White Honkey VS 5a 5
134 Pocket Watch f6B 3
135 The Corner VS 4c 2
136 The Jolly Green Giant E1 5c * 3
  Seventh Quarry
138 Little Wall
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HVD 2
139 Sequa
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HVD 2
140 Quase
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M 1
141 Green Wall
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VS 4c 1
142 Outswing
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HS 1
143 Topspin
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HS 4b 1
144 Inswing
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HS 4b 1
145 Hipuri
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VS 4c 1
146 Ruhipi
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HVS 5b 1
147 Life Begins At Forty
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E2 5b  
148 Iphiur
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HVS 4c  
149 Corner Climb
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S 1
150 Drop Out
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HVS 5a  
151 Square Corner
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HS 1
152 Cornflake
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VD 2
153 Blue Riband
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VS 5a  
154 Doria
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E2 5c  
155 Lydia
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E1 5b *  
156 Wile
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S 1
157 Twin trip
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VS 4c 1
158 Night
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VS 4b 1
159 Shift
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VS 4c  
  Eighth Quarry
161 Firefly HVS 6a * 13
162 Duckdoo S 4a 45
163 Axminister HS 4c 17
164 A Fist Full of Daggers E2 6b * 11
165 Deliver Us From Evil E1 5c * 18
166 Black Watch HVS 5b 16
167 Talliot HVS 5b * 10
168 Eye-catcher HVS 5b 2
169 Repetition E1 5c  
170 Fall Guy E1 5c  
171 Chew Grit VS 4b 3
172 A Day Too Late f5+ * 1
173 The Groove f7A+ * 1
174 Legacy f4 4
175 Chalkie f4 27
176 Tomintool f5 24
177 Auchtermuchty f5  
178 Tominfourl f5+ 5c 6
179 Wind Chill E1 6a  
180 Bulge Buddy V2 1
181 Pit Racer V4 1
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